The good part about Kyrie Irving sitting out for yet another game is that there's no clear superstar for the Cavaliers.
That's good for the Cavaliers because they must find ways to scrap and claw as a team, filling in for Irving however they can.
They did it again Wednesday night with a 103-92 victory over the Toronto Raptors, winning their second straight game without Irving, who missed his second game with a sore and hyperextended right knee.
The Cavaliers now have won four of their last five games, and they improved to 4-9 without Irving this season.
This time, the Cavaliers did it with a lot of rookie Dion Waiters (23 points, 7-for-16 shooting), some veteran leadership from fill-in point guard Shaun Livingston (15 points, six assists), and a handful of dazzling passes from savvy Luke Walton (five points, seven assists, seven rebounds).
In all, six Cavaliers scored in double-digits, and Cleveland was able to fend off an improved Toronto squad that is 7-5 since acquiring Rudy Gay via trade Jan. 30.
No Kyrie, no problem: Cleveland Cavaliers top Toronto, 103-92
Cleveland Plain Dealer | Feb 27